Sports Briefs

August 13, 2008 Baseball BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox acquired pitcher Paul Byrd from Cleveland, hoping to boost a rotation hurt by an injury to Tim Wakefield and the struggles of Clay Buchholz.

News of other days

August 13, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 24, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

ASU awards spring diplomas

August 13, 2008 Jonesboro - Arkansas State University in Jonesboro awarded 996 diplomas during the Spring Commencement Ceremonies in the Convocation Center. Dr. Robert L.

‘Cowboy challenge’ returns as series

August 13, 2008 CAVE CITY - The Ultimate Cowboy Challenge Series 2008 at Foothills Cowboy Church begins Sunday, with the other two legs scheduled for Sept. 21 and Oct. 19, pastor Lance Hames said.

U.S. still strongly backs Georgia leaders

August 13, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration today sought to document whether Russia was violating the cease-fire intended to end Moscow's punishing military attacks in the former Soviet republic of

Unabomber objects to cabin display

August 13, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski wrote a letter to a federal appeals court complaining about a museum exhibit of the tiny cabin where he plotted an 18-year bombing spree.